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HAVING LESS TO SPEND COSTS YOU MORE IN THE END
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HAVING LESS TO SPEND COSTS YOU MORE IN THE END

No matter how hard I’ve tried during my lifetime, when I have had the least amount of money to spend it always seemed to cost me more in the end. Over the years money has been tight for me and my family. Having a special-needs daughter contributed substantially to our shaky finances. Never knowing what extra expenses we would have from one day to the next kept us off-balance and worried about the future.

There were times when I didn’t have enough in my checkbook to grocery shop for a full week at a time. The bad thing was, shopping every few days for smaller quantities of food always makes the money disappear more quickly. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to scrape enough cash together to spend more when I shopped. I was always running out of something. There were times when I didn’t even know if there would be enough to put food on the table. I wasn’t able to afford larger quantities of the products I used every day, so I ultimately had to pay more for every item I purchased.

Do you find that you run to the grocery store more than once a week because funds are tight, or hit the drive-thru because of the lure of the dollar menu? Maybe you can only put a few gallons of gas in your car at a time. Living this way leads to deeper debt, and a weakened ability to budget. After all, the large box of cereal always costs less per ounce than the smaller one, and the laundry detergent gets cheaper as the size of the container it comes in gets larger.

You may need to think about an alternative. If your money doesn’t reach to the end of the week, you are facing a financial meltdown. You spend more than you have by charging food and gas, and ultimately there will never be enough to go around even for the necessities of life. Face those facts now, and find out how to make changes that will keep you from drowning in debt.

Visit www.sunsetdreambooks.com to learn about resources that will help you before another minute goes by. Work toward getting your way of life back, and the money in your checkbook will finally reach to the end of the week. There is hope, and you deserve the chance to find it. You deserve a fresh start!

All my best!

Betty Anne

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More Blogs by Betty Anne Grillo
• What Your Neighbors Don't Know Abour Your Life - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
• A Special Needs Child in the Family - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
• Uncertainty creates fear and anxiety - Monday, July 09, 2012
• Bankruptcy is a fresh start, not a disgrace - Friday, July 06, 2012
• Could "book smarts" ever replace "street smarts"? - Thursday, July 05, 2012
• #Food for Thought—and I sure hope you’re #hungry! - Wednesday, July 04, 2012
• The Passing of Andy Griffith - Tuesday, July 03, 2012
• New day, new desire, new direction! - Monday, July 02, 2012
• SUNDAY SILLIES 07-01-2012 - Sunday, July 01, 2012
• The other “B” word – #BUDGET - Saturday, June 30, 2012
• The Truth is Always Somewhere in the Middle - Friday, June 29, 2012
• Time to take a #SCOTUS breath! - Thursday, June 28, 2012
• Do men and women handle #bankruptcy differently? - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
• Do men and women handle bankruptcy differently? - Tuesday, June 26, 2012
• The Symptoms of an Unhealthy Budget: Part Four - Monday, June 25, 2012
• Louis Gossett, Jr - Sunday, June 24, 2012
• SUNDAY SILLIES 06-24-2012 - Sunday, June 24, 2012
• Have you had a part in saving a life? - Saturday, June 23, 2012
• The Symptoms of an Unhealthy Budget: Part Three - Saturday, June 23, 2012
• The Symptoms of an Unhealthy Budget - Friday, June 22, 2012
• The Symptoms of an Unhealthy Budget - Thursday, June 21, 2012
• Can you really negotiate with credit card companies to pay less than the full balance? - Wednesday, June 20, 2012
• Do your elderly parents have trouble paying their bills? - Tuesday, June 19, 2012
• Do money problems cause break-ups? - Monday, June 18, 2012
• WHAT WILL I DO IF SOMEONE ASKS ME TO DANCE? - Sunday, June 17, 2012
•  HAVING LESS TO SPEND COSTS YOU MORE IN THE END - Saturday, June 16, 2012  
• I'm late, I'm late, for a very important... - Friday, June 15, 2012
• WHEN THE “B” WORD STANDS FOR BANKRUPTCY - Thursday, June 14, 2012
• Has your net worth decreased dramatically? - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
• What dreams have you had to put on hold? - Tuesday, June 12, 2012
• How much longer can you hold out? - Monday, June 11, 2012
• Sunday "Sillies" 06-10-2012 - Sunday, June 10, 2012
• Saturdays aren't the same for you, are they? - Saturday, June 09, 2012
• When charging items like food and gas purchases get us into trouble - Friday, June 08, 2012
• If money can fix it, it's not a disaster - Thursday, June 07, 2012
• I know it feels good to shop, but... - Wednesday, June 06, 2012
• Your health is most important! - Tuesday, June 05, 2012
• Common Personal Bankruptcy Myths and Facts - Monday, June 04, 2012
• Sunday Sillies June 3, 2012 - Sunday, June 03, 2012
• 383,000 New Unemployment Claims - Saturday, June 02, 2012
• How Much More Can You Take? - Friday, June 01, 2012
• Life is too short to face financial problems every day! - Thursday, May 31, 2012
• A new book about surviving widowhood - Wednesday, May 30, 2012
• A handshake and a smile - Tuesday, May 29, 2012
• Where did all that money go? - Monday, May 28, 2012
• Sunday "Sillies" - Sunday, May 27, 2012
• Unemployment numbers - Saturday, May 26, 2012
• The Launch of Sunset Dream Books - Saturday, May 26, 2012


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